Summer in the Boyne Valley

Published: 01 Jul 2020

Summer is when the Boyne Valley is at its best. It can show off its fantastic assets with early sunrises and long, warm evenings and the best thing is that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With beautiful beaches, ancient monuments, rolling green landscapes and a host of family attractions, make a break for the Boyne Valley and experience this very special destinationfor yourself.

 Follow the Boyne Valley Garden Trail and relax in the tranquil and fragrant surroundings of its beautifully maintained masterpieces. If you’re feeling energetic paddle the Boyne Blueway or take a cycle along the newly developed Royal Canal Greenway. Visit Brú na Boinne (reopening 20 July) or the Hill of Tara to experience what lies at the heart of the Boyne Valley’s ancient heritage.

Discover Boyne Valley Flavours! Fill your picnic hampers with fantastic local produce and dine al fresco at Baltray Beach or indulge in something straight from the ocean at the award-winning Glyde Inn. If you prefer turf to surf, why not stop at the Monasterboice Inn for one of its renowned steaks. Follow this with a visit to the elaborately carved high crosses in Monasterboice and from there nip across to visit Old Mellifont Abbey- you won’t be disappointed.

 

Tayto Park is a definite on any family itinerary so once you’ve enjoyed its rollercoasters and raptors why not try some glamping or self-catering accommodation options for a relaxed family break. Explore  the great outdoors at Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk or check out what’s going on at nearby Causey Farm- making sure not to miss it’s Ice Cream Adventure. For some hands-on activities , why not get cooking at Lismullin School of Culinary and Home Arts (re-opening 22nd July) or visit Boyne Currach Centre where you can see pieces of the Boyne Valley’s history brought to life.

 

Browse through the shops visit Slane Craft Collective, The Courtyard in Kells (opening soon) or the Kilkenny Shop at its beautiful location in the shadow of Trim Castle. For some great food visit the Thursday Farmer’s Market at Rock Farm in Slane or check out Slane Food Circle who organise amazing tours of local food producers’ premises with delicious samples to enjoy along the way!

Golfers can enjoy high standards of quality and value at the many courses dotted throughout the Boyne Valley or if you fancy a relaxing walk in more peaceful surroundings, there are an abundance of tracks and trails to choose from. After a busy day check into one of the many luxurious hotels in the area or enjoy a warm Boyne Valley welcome at a local B&B.

Take in a magical sunset at Loughcrew Cairns or the Hill of Tara. Maybe enjoy the stunning Riverwalk in historic Trim, taking in views of its spectacular castle. Look forward to tomorrow and the endless possibilities that await you in the birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East. #BoyneValley #MakeABreakForIt

 

 

*Please check with all individual attractions for opening times and booking requirements.

For other things to do in the Boyne Valley, check out Keith O’Hara’s article for Irish Road Trip here or take a look at our “Wonderful Walks and Waterways” blog here.

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